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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Boat Run, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boat Run and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Boat Run:
    • 35.458139, -90.520939
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Boat Run
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boat Run ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Arthur [Poinsett County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arthur have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur [Poinsett County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Boat Run
  • Black Oak [Poinsett County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Oak
    • Black Oak [Poinsett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Boat Run
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Oak
  • Cassidy [Poinsett County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cassidy have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cassidy
    • Cassidy [Poinsett County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Boat Run
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cassidy
  • Coldwater [Cross County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coldwater have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coldwater
    • Coldwater [Cross County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Boat Run
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coldwater
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    • Fortune [Cross County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fortune have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fortune
      • Fortune [Cross County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Boat Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fortune
    • Joyland [Poinsett County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joyland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joyland
      • Joyland [Poinsett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Boat Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joyland
    • Marked Tree [Poinsett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marked Tree
      • Marked Tree [Poinsett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Boat Run
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,420 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marked Tree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marked Tree<3>
    • Poindexter [Crittenden County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poindexter have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poindexter
      • Poindexter [Crittenden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Boat Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poindexter
    • Twist [Cross County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twist have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twist
      • Twist [Cross County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Boat Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twist
    • Twist Ferry [Cross County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twist Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twist Ferry
      • Twist Ferry [Cross County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Boat Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twist Ferry
    • Weed [Poinsett County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weed have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weed
      • Weed [Poinsett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Boat Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weed
    • Yellow Banks [Poinsett County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Banks
      • Yellow Banks [Poinsett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Boat Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Banks

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Boat Run. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Marshall Grant     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Nantahala (North Carolina) on Saturday May 5, 1928 and died in Jonesboro (Arkansas) on Sunday August 7, 2011 at the age of 83.
      • Jonesboro is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Boat Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Grant<4>
    • Dave 'Hawg' Hanner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Parkin (Arkansas) on Thursday May 22, 1930 and died in Tarpon Springs (Florida) on Thursday September 11, 2008 at the age of 78.
      • Parkin is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Boat Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave 'Hawg' Hanner<4>
    • Charlie Rich     (Singer, musician)
      • Singer, musician. He was born in Colt (Arkansas) on Wednesday December 14, 1932 and died in Hammond (Louisiana) on Tueday July 25, 1995 at the age of 62.
      • Colt is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Boat Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Rich<4>
    • John 'Big John' Tate     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at the age of 43. He is buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas).
      • Marion is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Boat Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate<4>
    • Johnnie Harrison Taylor     (Singer)

How Far From Boat Run to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Boat Run to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Boat Run and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Harrisburg, which is the Seat of Poinsett County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Boat Run to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,607 miles [10,632.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,333 miles [11,801.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,209 miles [8,383.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boat Run. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Poinsett County: www.poinsettco.com/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boat Run) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boat Run. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4581, Longitude: -90.5209       In this case, the coordinates for Boat Run have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Boat Run to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.11 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.368 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.467 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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